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 Reducing

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									Legisla(ve
Efforts

Aimed
at

Reducing

Waste
Tires
Piles

Along
the
U.S.
–
Mexico
Border

Region


                 BLC
Efforts


•  Topic
of
0res
has
been
ongoing
issue
of

   interest
among
legislators
of
the
border
states

•  Concern
over
health
and
safety
as
a
result
of

   0re
piles
along
the
border,
as
well
as
nuisance

   0re
piles
have
on
border
communi0es;

•  Legislators
adopted
recommenda0ons

and

   con0nue
to
seek

legisla0ve
solu0ons
aimed
at

   beAer
managing
waste
0res

       Adopted
Recommenda0ons


•  Promote
the
development
of
harmonized
set

   of
management
or
regulatory
frameworks
on

   the
quan0fica0on,
collec0on,
proper
hauling,

   importa0on/exporta0on,
disposal
and

   possible
end
uses
of
used
and
waste
0res;


•  Increase
cost
of
inappropriate
disposal
of
0res

   such
as
illegal
dumping
or
illegal
stock‐pilling


   through
greater
enforcement
and
s0ffer

   penal0es;


Adopted
Recommenda0ons
(cont)

•  Encourage
proper
disposal
through
incen0ves;

•  Encourage
beAer
understanding
of
problem

   and
unique
dynamics
of
transboundary
used/
   waste
0res;


•  Promote
0re
recycling
and
expansion
of

   markets
for
effec0ve
end
uses;


•  Development
of
short
term
and
long
term

   strategies


                   Ac0ons


•  California
Legisla0on

‐
SB
772
(2005)

•  Aimed
at
enhancing
ability
to
establish
goals

   for
waste
0res
along
the
CA
–
Baja
CA
border;

•  Established
training
programs
to
assist

   Mexican
0re
haulers
meet
CA
requirements;

•  Development
of
waste
0re
abatement
plans;

•  Tracking
flow
of
waste
0re
across
the
border;


•  Coordina0on
with
businesses
to
apply

   environmental
/
control
requirements


                   Ac0ons


•  Nuevo
Leon
Legisla0on
2005

•  Amendment
to
state’s
environmental
law
to

   address
management
and
disposal
of
waste

   0res.

Among
other
things,
it
calls
for

   registra0on
of
companies
that
haul
waste
0res

   and
their
proper
disposal.



                   Ac0ons


•  Con0nued
input
with
Border
2012
process;


•  Communica0on
and
input
with
Border

   Governors
Conference
Environment
Work

   Table;

•  Solicita0on
of
ongoing
status
reports
and

   presenta0ons
from
SEMARNAT
/
US
EPA

   regarding
progress
of
Border
2012
Program


             New
Developments


•  Joint
BLC
–
Environment
Work
Table
Mtg.


   March
18‐20
in
San
Francisco
,
CA

•  Aimed
at
enhancing
execu0ve
–
legisla0ve

   collabora0on
on
the
issue
of
waste
0res


•  Goal
is
to
iden0fy
concrete,
state
driven

   ac0ons
and
specific
follow‐up
between

   individual
legislators
and
the
secretaries
of
the

   environment
of
the
border
states



            New
Developments


•  BLC
is
looking
into
partnerships
with

   Universi0es
to
iden0fy
research
opportuni0es

   on
environmental
issues;


•  Specifically,
BLC
interested
in
these

   partnerships
to
enhance
legisla0ve
research

   capacity

to
produce
regulatory
frameworks
to

   address
waste
0res;



             New
Developments


•  Tamaulipas

Adopted
Legisla0on
(2009)

•  
Amendment
to
Sustainable
Development
Code

   of
the
State
of
Tamaulipas


•  Waste
0res
shall
be
deposited
in
established
sites

   for
their
final
disposi0on;

•  Prohibits
dumping
of
used/waste
0res
in
open
or

   abandoned
areas;

•  In
conjunc0on
with
the
State’s
Ministry
of

   Economic
Development
and
Employment,
to

   conduct
ac0ons
for
the
marke0ng
of
final
uses;

New
Developments
–
Tamaulipas
Law

•  Persons
involved
in
the
produc0ve
chain
of
the

   0re
industry,
such
as
producers,
importers,

   exporters,
distributers
and
consumers,
shall

   par0cipate
in
programs
of
the
state’s

   environmental
agency;

•  The
state’s
Environmental
Agency,
in
coordina0on

   with
municipali0es
and
private
sector,

will

   promote
the
development
of
infrastructure
for

   the
management
and
final
disposal
of
waste
0res


								
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